Tonight at Harvestworks

Tuesday November 17, 2009, 7PM

Artist Talk: Visualizing Brainwaves

The KINOTEK collaborative from Rome and Masahiro Kahata a Macintosh Programmer who has built the iPhone application, Brainwave DJVJ share their projects based on the mysterious data of cerebral electricity.

The Kinotek collaborative have realized a complex performance called The Sounds of Complexity. An audiovisual performance in which the sound materials and the visual mappings are derived from the analogic recording of cerebral activities through an analogic elettroencephalograph (EEG) and corresponds to the discharges of billions of neurons situated in the sixth layer of human cerebral cortex.

Masahiro Kahata, a programmer originally from Japan, has been working with brainwaves for over two decades. His current software is accessible through the iPhone. It is a unique program offering DJs and VJs the freedom to affect their sets through brainwaves. His work may prove to be an exciting innovation for both fields of performance.


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